(Closed) What should I do?? Advice on interview

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Call and follow up one more time. Then let it drop if you dont hear anything. You never know what is going on behind the scenes when it comes to hiring. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

As someone who is a hiring manager I have a couple of opinions on this so use whatever you think is best.

1.  I HATE when someone bugs me after an interview.  Like, I know you want the job. But calling me is not going to ‘refresh my memory’, its going to annoy me.  I know who you are, I took ample notes, if I want you, I will chase YOU. That said, I’m a huge fan of handwritten thank you cards on really nice cardstock.  Invest in some if you don’t have it.

2. She isn’t the one making the decision so while her opinion has some weight, ultimately you are waiting on Beth’s own onboarding speed.  She’s brand new to that job too and I would just give her time. When she’s ready to start recruiting, hopefully you’ll be the first in line to have a chat with her.

edit – the only time I would really worry about what is going on with broken promises is when the hiring director already has someone on mind.  Because she’s new, I highly doubt this is the case, I think she’s just really overwhelmed with learning her own ropes.

So my advice it to make sure you have sent a handwritten note and then pretend like you never even had the interview.  In fact, start applying for other jobs this afternoon to get your mind off of this one….

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

A thank you card after the first interview never hurts! In fact, in some cases, it will guarantee you a second.  That’s been my rule…  😉

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@LD333:  I also work in HR.  I am a fan of follow up thank-yous, whether they be hand written or via email.  It’s an industry standard for professionals & there is nothing wrong with them being electronic.

Like WillyNilly said, most hiring managers will snap if you call them too much.  They’ll think you’re desperate & come off clingy.  There are a lot of other things that HR does in a day with current employees, organization structure, claims, etc., & being that one of the women is new, she needs time.

Write your thank you email & let that be their reminder & then start looking for other jobs.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have to admit that I tend to give second interviews to women because they usually send the thank you on paper and men AWAYS do it electronic.  For me, it doesn’t take much thought to write an email so it doesn’t seem as sincere.  The hard card is a simple gesture that goes a lot further, I think. Although, I know nothing about recruiting for health services so if email is a normal way for your sector to communicate, then rock it out.

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